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08:00 – 09:00
Coffee and Registration
09:00 – 11:30
Session 1 | Financial Stability & Sector Outlook
This first of a series of 6 of sessions where we will discuss the NBU Strategy published in March ’18. We will look at progress made, lessons learned and next steps with the support from local and foreign experts, National Bank of Ukraine and other government organizations and service providers.
In 2017 we concluded that macroeconomic stability had been restored and Ukraine appeared to be on the road to recovery. Further progress was made in consolidation of the banking sector and a more stable exchange rate helped to bring inflation under control. Where are we now and what can we expect over the next 12 months?
Session participants: NBU, IMF/World Bank, Moody’s, Ministry of Finance, Banks
11:30 – 12:00
12:00 – 14:00
Session 2 | Risk Management, (Financial) Reporting & Governance
In December 2017 the EBRD published a paper on the state of Corporate Governance in Ukraine. With all the positive developments in the Law on Banks and Banking Activity; the Law on Accounting and Financial Reporting in Ukraine, the Law on State Regulation of the Securities Market in Ukraine, one would expect similar improvements in the development of Risk Management frameworks, compliance and corporate governance.
Areas of particular concerns are the Structure & Functioning of the Board and Internal Controls. Together with EBRD, regulator, consulting and law firms and technology providers we discuss what has been achieved so far, analyze the gaps and provide best practices, tools and methods to close the gap.
In addition, NBU set out to adopt a new set of supervisory standards including risk-based banking supervision, FINREP/COREP reporting standards and tightening of the information security standards.
Session participants: NBU, Ministry of Finance, EBRD, Banks
14:00 – 15:00
15:00 – 17:00
Session 3 | Regulations, Compliance, AML & Fraud Prevention
On January 30, 2018, the Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures and the Financing of Terrorism (MONEYVAL) published the 5th round Mutual Evaluation Report of Ukraine. On the whole, the Report confirms that Ukraine is a reliable jurisdiction in AML/CFT issues. Meanwhile, the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) have been making great strides in preventing, exposing, stopping, investigating and solving corruption-related offences committed by high officials, and averting new ones.
Together with regulator, law enforcement and specialized technology firms we will look at the progress made this year and what is in store for the next year as Ukraine’s aims to improve their position on the Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index, which will have a direct positive influence on the economy and the attraction of FDI.
Session participants: NBU, SCFM, NABU, Ministry of Justice, Banks
17:00 – 20:00
09:30 – 11:30
Session 4 | NPL, Restructuring and the Resumption of Lending
NPLs have been an issue ever since CIS BANKERS have been organizing conference. Much has been done over the past couple of years and in February ’18 we dedicated an entire event to this topic. NBU and EBRD have been introducing NPL reduction programs, including out-of-court settlement options.
The Ministry of Justice has been working on the enhancement of consumer protection and protection of creditors’ rights by introducing new proceedings and services.
March also marked the announcement of the launch of a Credit Register.
Time to look where we are today with NPL, how banks are complying with the NPL reduction programs, the progress on a Credit Register and how effective measures taken by the Ministry of Justice has been.
Session participants: NBU, Deposit Guarantee Fund, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Justice, EBRD, Ombudsman
11:30 – 12:00
12:00 – 14:00
Session 5 | Development of Financial Market Infrastructure and Free Flow of Capital
One of the ways to meet strategic goals set out by the National Bank of Ukraine is to ensure the free flow of capital.
On one hand this means relaxing the FX restrictions, covering current and foreign direct account transactions, portfolio investment and lending by legal entities and financial transactions by households.
It also means the further development of the financial market infrastructure. It must become easier for investors to have access to Capital Markets.
Together with the regulators, NBU and NCSSM, as well as market participants and experts, we will be looking at progress made and the road ahead.
Session participants: NBU, Ministry of Finance, NCSSM
14:00 – 15:00
15:00 – 17:00
Session 6 | Financial Literacy and Inclusion
The only way to improve financial inclusion and financial literacy is to make finance simple. To advance towards a cashless society, we need to keep developing the payment infrastructure.
And not only payments. Access to financial services must be made simple as well through the introduction of remote customer identification and entering into electronic agreements via digital signatures.
We will also explore the possibilities of Big Data, which is one of the key market support services.
Session participants: NBU, Deposit Guarantee Fund
17:00 – 22:00